Theresa May lost the Brexit deal vote | Daily News

Theresa May lost the Brexit deal vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down by Parliament yesterday, and now she’s set to face another test — a no-confidence vote in her government.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for the vote almost immediately after members of Parliament struck down May’s deal by 230 votes, one of the most crushing losses for a government in recent history.

May, in addressing MPs after her stunning defeat, made clear that she welcomed such a motion. “We need to confirm whether this government still enjoys the confidence of the house,” the prime minister said. “I believe that it does, but given the scale and importance of tonight’s vote it is right that others have the chance to test that question if they wish to do so.”

The vote, which will take place on Wednesday, could alter the course of Brexit and throw British politics into further turmoil. It could bring about general elections and a new prime minister. Or it could leave the UK where it started, with May as prime minister and a Brexit deadline looming, with no agreed-upon deal, and no obvious solution.


 

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